I’m having a great day today and I certainly hope you all are too! I’m very excited to share a paper flower arrangement I have created for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. Let me tell you this challenge certainly “sparked” my creativity and I managed to learn a few new tricks along the way
My project was inspired by this darling photo. I adore this color scheme! I’m hooked on hot pink and mint now…and am already thinking about making funky poinsettias for Christmas. I was also inspired by the Kraft Journal challenge Lavish Layers.
Working with the mint, hot pink and kelly green scheme I created this fun paper flower arrangement.
I have made a LOT of paper flowers but have NEVER used digital stamps. Well, there’s a first time for everything, and by Jove I think I LIKE it!! Paper Smooches Digital stamps were used here. Don’t the images just pop? What an appropriate name too “Paper Smooches” I feel like I’ve been given a kiss by the creativity fairy. I colored the images with Copic markers and varied the blends to create different looks while keeping with the color scheme. I also adjusted the sizes of the images to add variety as well.
I attempted to create “ruffled” leaves out of fabric but unfortunately that was a crafting fail….so I ruffled my petals instead. I was really pleased with how they came out. These were old dies I had that had been collecting dust on a shelf. A pinch here and a tweak their and I’ve got a new paper flower type and a new use for an old die
I’ve had these fun sparkly buttons for a while now. I didn’t want to take away from the Paper Smooches images and these buttons worked perfectly! Another first for me…using Kraft glassine. I love the leathery texture of it when wrinkled. It reminds me of leather and wood grain.
Here you can really see the “ruffles” and an itty bitty Paper Smooches image.
I know the picture is blurry…I was shaking like a leaf (pun intended)…but I wanted to show the under petals! I’ve added them before and they just haven’t looked right, but this time around I think I may have perfected it!
One more first…adding leaves! I never add leaves to my arrangements but I think I may have to start. Aren’t these too cute? They were a freebie with the latest Sizzix die I bought. The leaves were made from Kraft paper and Kraft Glassine colored with peeled paint Distress Stain. I stitched them by hand with mint twine to add texture and interest. The clothes pin was painted white and then colored with Copic markers. Distress inks were used to color the daisy on the front of the tag (see above) and of course the mint twine “ties” it all together.
That’s all for me today I hope to see you again soon! Thanks for stopping by